Met officers filmed pinning down man apparently having a seizure

Footage shows man repeatedly saying I cant breathe during incident in Poplar, east London Three Metropolitan police officers have been filmed pinning a man down while he appeared to have a seizure. The Met said it had referred the incident, which took place in Poplar, east London, at about 5.30pm on Tuesday, to the central east command professional standards unit. But the Guardian understands the Independent Office for Police Conduct may take over the investigation. In the video, a man of Middle Eastern or Asian appearance repeatedly shouts: I cant breathe and my heart as the officers hold him down on the pavement. At one point, an officer appears to drag a pair of handcuffs across the mans head, causing …